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Private Equity – November 2020 Investment Trends

The trending private equity investment sectors for November 2020 are highlighted below with a few example transactions.

Insurance

Warburg Pincus invested in Quantum Health (Columbus, OH, US), a consumer navigation and care coordination health insurance company.

Onex Partners invested in OneDigital (Atlanta, GA, US), a provider of employee benefits insurance brokerage and retirement consulting services.

Synova Capital invested in JM Glendinning (Leeds, UK), a specialist insurance distribution platform.

SaaS

Prairie Capital invested in Applied Data Corporation (Tampa, FL, US), a provider of fresh item management SaaS solutions to supermarkets, convenience stores and food services industries.

Clearlake Capital Group invested in Zywave (Milwaukee, WI, US), a provider of software as a service (SaaS) solutions that drive improved performance in sales, marketing and customer retention for commercial insurance and benefits brokerages.

Nordic Capital invested in Siteimprove (Copenhagen, Denmark), a SaaS website experience and digital marketing optimization company.

Automotive

Battery Ventures invested in StoneEagle F&I (Richardson, TX, US), a technology provider to the retail automotive industry. The company provides Metrics reporting, Menu sales tool and F&I product administration solutions.

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors invested in Signal Automotive (Los Angeles, CA, US), a technology-enabled wholesale automotive platform.

CenterOak Partners invested in CollisionRight (Columbus, OH, US), a provider of auto body repair services.

Additional Note: The first half of 2020 was challenging for the automotive sector in particular. From our analysis, we can see a recovery in the private equity investments in the automotive industry in the third quarter of 2020. Investments ranged from automotive repair services, to automotive engineering, to automotive retail, automotive wholesalers, to aftermarket parts, automotive distributors, and truck parts.

 


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